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What Military Aircraft Would You Bring Back To Service?

Old 25th Oct 2020, 14:52
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Question What Military Aircraft Would You Bring Back To Service?

Just passing the time away for fun, if possible what aircraft would you bring back to service mine would be the Vulcan!!

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Old 25th Oct 2020, 15:24
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VC-10 without a doubt - well, maybe quite a lot of doubt.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 15:33
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Hawker Hunter. Good cheap combat aircraft which I would love to have flown but just missed.

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Old 25th Oct 2020, 15:35
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Tornado EF3 - plenty of need for a dedicated electronic attack aircraft in a more contested environment. It’s been a gaping hole in our inventory for a while now (the GR1/GR4 with ALARM was always a lash-up role for that aircraft - without any emitter location or stand-off jamming capability).



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Old 25th Oct 2020, 15:57
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The wonderful Nimrod.
simple.
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The Puma. Oh, wait...

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Piston Provost with modern instrumentation. They' spoiled it putting in a Viper'.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 16:27
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I hate to say it, but the Harrier!
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 16:32
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I hate to say it, but the Harrier!
Harrier GR9 for sure
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 17:15
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Avro Arrow with updated electronic. Killed off by a stupid political discussion.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 17:17
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I had the most satisfaction flying the Harvard. (and I have flown rather a lot)
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 17:29
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I would like to have seen what we would have done with the TSR2 and the changes that would have resulted.

If I could bring back in to service any aircraft, it would be the Buccaneer.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 17:36
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The Wessex HC 2,spent 7 1/2 years working on them.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 17:51
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SR-71 - willing to bet it could still do an exceptional job even today.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 18:13
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BALLIOL. More horse power than the first Spitfire, and a go-around that you'll never forget, if you're careless.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 19:14
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Canadair CL-13 (CF-86) Sabre, Mk 6.

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Old 25th Oct 2020, 19:35
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BALLIOL. More horse power than the first Spitfire, and a go-around that you'll never forget, if you're careless.
I was told by one of our Squadron “Navs” how he had withdrawn himself from pilot training after his Balliol torque rolled him through 720 degrees, at very low level over the runway, one dark night after he gave it too much throttle from a low speed go-around.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 19:55
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I'm in agreement with unmanned-droid. It would have to be a re-engined Buccaneer, should have been plenty of BR710s available after the Nimrod cancellation. With a glass cockpit and modern avionic systems, would have been a winner.

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Old 25th Oct 2020, 20:15
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Well, as this is for fun I would certainly relish the opportunity to fly the Buccaneer again. However, as this venture could give me an opportunity to fly an aircraft that I have not flown but wish I had it would have to be the De Havilland Hornet. Allegedly it was one of the nicest aircraft to fly ever built.
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And there is a Hornet build in the wings I believe, all be it static.
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